|Venue: Princes Park||Date: Saturday September 1, 1990|
|Result: Loss by 12 points||Umpires: A.Coates, M.Viney||Crowd: 14,346 Gate: $39,688.25|
|Goalkickers: S.Kernahan 4, P.Sartori 2, C.Bond 2, A.Gleeson 2, J.Dorotich 1, A.Phillips 1, F.Brown 1, C.Bradley 1, T.Alvin 1, B.Ratten 1.|
|Best: A.Phillips, S.Silvagni, C.Bradley, S.Kernahan, I.Aitken, T.Alvin.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: Nil|
Game ReviewCarlton had nothing to play for in this match against Fitzroy at Princes Park, and it showed. The Lions lost their star full-back Gary Pert to knee damage in the first few minutes, but still blasted out of the blocks with a record 7.6 in the opening term, and held on to their advantage right through to the final siren.
Inspired by their ruck-rover Scott Clayton (37 possessions) in his last game, the Lions ran hard all game and used constructive handball to advantage. Highlights for Carlton were few, although captain Stephen Kernahan kicked four goals to take his season total to 69, after first-gamer (and future Carlton captain) Brett Ratten goaled with his first kick in senior football, during time-on in the second quarter.
Both coaches – ex-Carlton greats in Alex Jesaulenko and Rod Austin - coached their final League games. Carlton ended a disappointing season in eighth place on the ladder, with 11 wins and 11 losses.
|B:||22 Ian Aitken||45 Warren McKenzie||35 Peter Dean|
|HB:||9 Stephen Edgar||1 Stephen Silvagni||20 Fraser Brown|
|C:||38 Shane Robertson||21 Craig Bradley (vc)||13 Mil Hanna|
|HF:||31 Tom Alvin||6 Jon Dorotich||14 Michael Sexton|
|F:||18 Peter Sartori||4 Stephen Kernahan (c)||19 Andrew Phillips|
|Ruck:||44 Justin Madden||47 Andrew McKinnon||12 Adrian Gleeson|
|Interchange:||43 Chris Bond||40 Brett Ratten|
MilestonesLast Game (Carlton): Warren McKenzie played his 67th and final game for Carlton
Last Game: Andrew McKinnon played his 15th and final game for the Blues
Debut: Brett Ratten
Last Game (Coach): Alex Jesaulenko
Brownlow Votes3: Darren Wheildon (Fitzroy)
2: Brett Stephens (Fitzroy)
1: Scott Clayton (Fitzroy)
Round 21 | 1991